On February 25, 2015, a private member’s bill, if passed, would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to interfere with lawful hunting, fishing, or trapping in Canada.
Bill C-655 received first reading, and was introduced by MP Garry Breitkreuz, Yorkton—Melville, SK.
The proposed bill would amend the Criminal Code as follows:
264.01 (1) Everyone commits an offence who intentionally interferes with lawful hunting, trapping, fishing or sport shooting by
(a) tampering with or moving bait or a trap, net or firearm or any other thing or animal used for hunting, trapping, fishing or sport shooting;
(b) placing themselves in a position that hinders or prevents hunting, trapping, fishing or sport shooting; or
(c) engaging in an activity that disturbs or is likely to disturb wildlife, including fish.